I love this encouragement quote by George M. Adams. The word “encourage” means to inspire with courage, spirit or confidence. It can mean to stimulate by assistance or approval. Lastly it can mean to promote, advance or foster. All three of these definitions are good things.
Touched by an Encouragement Quote
I was encouraged by someone I don't even know recently. I am part of a Facebook group where you can share prayer requests. I had decided to share a personal request. Not long after I posted my request one of the members messaged me with some encouraging words. This is not someone who I know personally. We have never met or talked. She saw that I was burdened with a concern and she reached out to me. She shared a story from her life that she felt may help me in my situation.
I was really touched. She didn't have to take the time to reach out and encourage me…but she did. My spirits were lifted. Her story was very applicable to my current issue and hearing about it helped.
I was also moved to be more sensitive to other people who may need encouragement. It can only take a moment to change someone's day. A simple email, phone call or text message can mean the world to someone who is distressed.
I know that in my job as a school nurse I see a lot of students who aren't really sick. (shocker I know 🙂 ) A lot of these kiddos just need some encouraging words. I try to remember that they may not hear kind words at home. It is amazing how letting them sit and rest for a few minutes, asking them some questions about their day and showing that I care can sometimes cure them! A little encouragement can go a long way!
What do you think of this encouragement quote? Has anyone encouraged you lately? Have you helped encourage anyone else? What do you think are the most effective ways to encourage others?
Here are some great, practical ways to encourage and help other people! Just click the images below to read more.